It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Books Australia staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
Want to make a change but don’t know where to start? The practical thirty-day guide to radically reducing your waste by 80%, from waste warrior Anita Vandyke.
From the mad-cap best-selling author of Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and The Other Christy comes this completely inside out, crazy tale of a very reluctant hero who might just find out he’s a natural born born loser – ahem – leader.
A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.
A compelling coming-of-age story for teenagers from much-loved Australian author and media personality, Andrew Daddo.
Your husband thinks your daughter’s an angel. You know different. She’s a monster.
Dreamlike and compulsive, a blazing literary debut about love, violence and survival at any cost. For fans of Hot Milk, The Girls and The Handmaid's Tale.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018, the powerful fourth novel from multi-award-winning author of The Spinning Heart. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, the lives of three men are drawn together in the most unexpected of ways.
The phenomenal latest crime novel from Belinda Bauer, twice winner of Crime Novelist of the Year, author of The Beautiful Dead.
An electrifying debut novel from one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary fiction
A bold and heartbreaking new novel from one of America's most talented young writers.
A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.
A haunting coming-of-age novel from one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelists of the Year (2013), author of the acclaimed Beneath the Darkening Sky
A recipe book of innovative food hacks to make preparing delicious, simple meals quick and easy.
A poignantly beautiful story from the CBCA Shortlisted author of Suri’s Wall, Lucy Estela, and Prime Minister’s Literary Award shortlisted illustrator of Adelaide’s Secret World, Elise Hurst.
A fictional recreation of one of the greatest voyages of discovery ever made, by award-winning author Anthony Hill.
2001. It's not over yet.
A powerful and evocative literary thriller from a stunning new Australian voice, for fans of Donna Tartt and Alice Sebold.
The iconic voice of Florence and the Machine shares a beautifully designed collection of her lyrics, poems and scrapbook entries
The heart-warming story of a golden-eyed dog in a time of war.
Delve into the dangerous DC Universe and discover how Batman became the world’s favourite vigilante.
A collection of titles curated for teachers by our education team at Penguin Random House